A History of the U.S. Army's Residential Communities Initiative, 1995-2010

A History of the U.S. Army's Residential Communities Initiative, 1995-2010

Privatizing Military Family Housing

Book - 2012
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Privatizing Military Family Housing: A History of the U.S. Army's Residential Communities Initiative, 1995-2010, documents the Army's efforts to leverage the resources of the private sector to upgrade the service's dilapidated inventory of family housing. The 335-page book recounts the challenges, successes and lessons learned in the Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) program, the Army's pioneering effort to partner with industry to improve quality of life for soldiers and their families. The RCI program has provided over 27,000 new homes and nearly 23,000 renovated homes across 44 U.S. Army installations, and will eventually replace approximately 98 percent of the on-post family housing in the United States.

The authors, all historians at Historical Research Associates, Inc., studied ten installations that served as case studies to demonstrate the financials mechanics, contractual arrangements, and political maneuvering inherent to the privatization process. "Privatizing Military Family Housing also draws heavily on the more than 75 oral history interviews that the authors conducted with personnel at Army installations, high-level Army officials, current and former staff of the RCI Office in Washington D.C.,  private company CEOs, and several members of Congress. The book is illustrated with more than 150 color photographs and maps, and includes a foreword by the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Joseph F. Calcara and an appendix detailing the transaction history of each RCI project.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.?] : Army's Residential Communities Initiative, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army : U.S. G.P.O. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2012.
ISBN: 9780160910340
Characteristics: xxviii, 349 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 28 cm.


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